On Gwen Stefani’s 44th birthday, CS shares some trivia about the song-writer
>> Gwen’s love for musicals such as The Sound of Music at an early age was an obvious sign for her father who enrolled her in singing lessons.
>> In 2006, she and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, sold the first photos of their newborn son, Kingston Rossdale, for $575,000.
>> Gwen’s second solo album The Sweet Escape, reached number three on the Billboard 200 chart.
>> She is good friends with Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage.
>> Gwen is also known to be a distant cousin of Madonna. Her great-aunt’s mother-in-law shares the last name with Madonna.
>> Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Stefani donated $1 million to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake–Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.